Doula Family Testimonial
Darby was absolutely wonderful to work with! At first my partner and I were not sure if we needed a doula at the birth of our first child, but we are so happy and grateful to have had Darby's support throughout the pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.
We had several in-depth meetings during the third trimester where we talked about pain management, childbirth preparation and put together a birth plan. After each meeting Darby sent us a lot of information on questions that we were concerned about, and kept checking in with helpful advice and bringing up important topics we haven't event thought about.
I ended up having a complication towards the end of my pregnancy which led to an induction, and Darby rushed to the hospital as soon as we called her. I can't say enough how important it was to have her with us during those long hours leading up to the birth of our baby. While the nurses at the hospital were very helpful, for the most part they only came in to check the vital signs and administer drugs, and I was in so much pain, I naturally forgot everything I've learned about breathing and birthing positions in childbirth classes, and I don't know how I would have gotten through the experience without Darby's support.
Apart from being and incredible information resource, Darby is also a very caring and warm person. It has been over a month since the birth of our son, and she keeps checking in on how we are doing, and sending us helpful information -- the kind of support you don't think much about while preparing for birth, but is so important during the "fourth trimester".
I can't say enough positive things about our experience with Darby and highly recommend working with her!